Some of you, I think, may raise your eyebrows at that post title. "Wait a minute. Melody IS a Darcy fan... isn't she? Or has she changed drastically lately?"
No, my dears. I don't believe in doing that. Changing drastically, that is. Yes, I am a fan of Mr. Darcy. He ties for top spot in my list of favorite heroes. So why do I dislike the Darcy fandom? Wouldn't I enjoy fellow admirers of Mr. Darcy?
Indeed, I do love finding people who agree with me. But so many who have similar opinions as I do on Jane Austen subjects hold Mr. Knightley to be their definite top-favorite Jane Austen Hero. Now, I don't think there's anything wrong with that; I quite understand it. Mr. Knightley is very admirable. Yet, I honestly think that many people flock to Mr. Knightley while ignoring Mr. Darcy because he is... ha, too mainstream. Mr. Knightley seems like a real character, the perfect gentleman, but Mr. Darcy is... a Janeite stereotype.